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All of our wooden  boards for encaustic art (or for any other art form, eg, painting, mosaics etc), are hand made using 'A' grade, 5 ply birch panels which are 6 ml thick sturdy supports. Birch is a popular choice as a substrate because of its overall lightness and uniformity in colour, it is relatively lightweight, and is very absorbent. The boards are sanded to a smooth finish to facilitate an even flow of encaustic wax medium with much less resistance than a more coarsely grained fibrous wood. The boards are raised to a height of 3 cm by solid pine bracing under the edges which makes handling much easier during painting, keeps the board rigid and less prone to warping. This bracing under the edge is called the 'cradle'. There is extra bracing in the larger sizes.

All hardware is included - Gallery grade D rings, screws, and plastic coated wire.

 

     inches/mm

  • 8x8 / 203 x 203 $15
  • 8x10 / 203 x 254 $18
  • 10x10/ 254 x 254 $23
  • 12x12/ 305 x 305 $26
  • 11x14/ 279 x 356 $30
  • 12x16/ 305 x 406 $35
  • 16x20/ 406 x 508 $55
  • 18x20/ 457 x 508 $75
  • 24x24/ 610 x 610 $100
  • 24x36/ 610 x 914 $120
  • For custom made sizes please contact us for a quote

 

 

Flat Panels

 

 

These Birch panels are designed to compliment our Platform frames. They are not cradled and therefore can be glued straight onto the pine platform in the Platform frame. Use silicon or liquid nails to eliminate the need to apply pressure on the artwork during drying time. Or alternately any good wood glue will do. These panels are 5 ply, 6ml thick.

 

    inches/mm

  • 8x8 / 203 x 203 $5.35
  • 8x10 / 203 x 254 $6.50
  • 10x10/ 254 x 254 $10
  • 12x12/ 305 x 305 $14
  • 11x14/ 279 x 356 $15
  • 12x16/ 305 x 406 $20
  • 16x20/ 406 x 508 $29
  • 18x20/ 457 x 508 $34
  • 24x24/ 610 x 610 $37
  • 24x36/ 610 x 914 $50
  • For custom made sizes please contact us for a quote